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KEARNEY – John 63rd Regiment

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3rd Regiment Shoulder Belt Plate
NameKEARNEY – John
Regiment (s)63rd Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 508
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
19th July 1825 / 17 years / Castlebar Mayo Ireland
Description – Height
5 Ft 8 in
Fresh / Hazel / Grey / None
Overseas Service/DurationVan Dieman’s Land – 6 years
East Indies – 12 years 199 Days
Length of Service21 years 62 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 27th August 1847 / Chatham Kent England
Campaign MedalsNot yet known
Intended Residence at
Castlebar Mayo Ireland
Pension Districts1847 Castlebar
1850-1883 Western Australia
Pension Paid1/0d per diem
1873 Increased to 1½d per diem for 2 years 11 months service in Enrolled Force Western Australia
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
22 July 1850 Portland Dorset England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
HASHEMY 25th October 1850
Date/Place of Birthc1808 Mountmellick Queens Ireland
Date/Place of BaptismNot yet known
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
SiblingsNot yet known
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
Not yet known
Date/Place of MarriageNot yet known
Children by 1st WifeWilliam B c1842 Not yet known
D Not yet known
2 names not known
2nd Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
LUDLOW Johanna/Joanna
Not yet known
Date/Place of Marriage17th October 1855 Western Australia
Land Grants Western
17th October 1855 Western Australia
Lot 145V 3 roods 9 perches
Assigned 11th November 1881
Title application 18th June 1884
Granted Mrs Kearney 11th July 1884
Deed of Grant issued 10th November 1884
Occupation after
Police service
Newspaper ArticlesPerth Gazette and Independent Journal of Political and News WA  – Shipping Intelligence 1st November 1850 – page 2 – List of Pensioners named
Departure from Western
Not applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial29th May 1883 Western Australia
Not yet known
Date/Place of Death/Burial
2nd Wife
Not yet known
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationBritish Army Worldwide Index
1841 John Kearney 508 Private 63rd foot location Moulmein
Discharge due to being worn out.
Surgeon’s sick list Hashemy
August 2nd 1850 William Kearney age 7 Guard’s boy treated for Rubella
23rd December 1852 Captain Bruce wrote to the Governor recommending Pensioner John Kearny be appointed to the Perth Police Force. Apparently he had recommended him some months previously but as relationships with Bishop Brady had been strained and Kearny was a Catholic he was not employed, however Bishop Brady had left the colony and Bruce reapplied on Kearny’s behalf.
December 23rd 1852 The Colonial Secretary by direction of His Excellency the Governor to request the favour of being informed whether John Kearney a Pensioner lately employed in the Convict Establishment conducted himself to your satisfaction as it is contemplated again to engage his services for the Police Service. SROWA Cons 482/1521 

The 63rd regiment was in Australia from 1829-1833
1838 Burma
1842-1847 India